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SOMS PTA officers’ terms are one year, from July 1 to June 30. Each year, the PTA holds an annual executive officer election. We are currently looking for interest for the 2022-2023 school year. In accordance with our bylaws, our board elects a Nominating Committee (60) days prior to our May election meeting.

The Nominating Committee

The Nominating Committee for 2022 was formed at our March 17, 2022 meeting and is composed of executive and general members of SOMS PTA. The committee includes experienced, ongoing leadership as well as newer members. The current PTA President may not serve on the Nominating Committee. Likewise, the President is never allowed to be involved in the work of the
nominating committee, even in an unofficial capacity. All members should have the opportunity to nominate or be nominated for the committee.

What skills should Nominating Committee members possess?
•Fair, ethical and impartial judgment when evaluating people or situations
•Ability to listen and ask penetrating questions
•Ability to keep confidential information
•Understanding of PTA Mission, Purposes, and plans
•Understanding of how to build skillsets by position

After the committee is elected, the committee will elect its chair.


When selecting a chair, consider their demonstration of:

  1. Ability to facilitate and resolve difficult discussions
  2. Fairness and objectivity through role modeling
  3. Ability to hold information in confidence
  4. Non-bias behavior within their role at the PTA
  5. Integrity and ethical behavior

The chair’s responsibilities include:

  • Setting the first meeting date, time, and place. (Hold the first meeting early enough to allow for a second and third meeting, if necessary.)
  • Making all of the phone calls to the candidates. (It can become very troublesome if you have multiple committee members making phone calls.)
  • Announcing the slate of candidates for office at the April PTA meeting.

When the slate is complete:
• The Nominating Committee prepares and presents a report listing the nominees for each office for presentation at the general PTA meeting in April. It is also recommended that the Nominating Committee chair read a short bio on each candidate as they are presented to the membership. (Recommended-not in Bylaws)
• The list of nominees presented by the Nominating Committee and any candidates nominated from the floor is posted on the SOMS PTA website for 30 days prior to the May election of officers.

Slate Presentation & Election

On April 5, 2022, the PTA will host the annual SOMS/SOCES Joint PTA meeting at 7 pm in the SOMS Library. At this time, the Nominating Committee chairperson will present the slate of candidates they have elected.

if by the April or May meeting, the committee cannot decide on or find one person for an office, they nominate no one, and nominations for the May 9th election can come from the floor .*(Please see Article VII, Section 3 of the bylaws below) All current members of SOMS PTA are eligible to vote, though voting by proxy, absentee ballots, email, and conference call is prohibited.

*NOMINATIONS FROM THE FLOOR MAY BE MADE PROVIDED THE WRITTEN CONSENT OF THE NOMINEE HAS BEEN SECURED AND THE CHAIR OF THE NOMINATING COMMITTEE HAS RECEIVED NOTICE AT LEAST TWO BUSINESS DAYS PRIOR TO THE ELECTION MEETING OF THE CANDIDATE’S INTENTION TO RUN.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ANY OF THE POSITIONS LISTED BELOW, PLEASE READ OUR UNIT BYLAWS, AND (BELOW) AND PTA PROCEDURE GUIDES TO UNDERSTAND THE ROLE YOU ARE INTERESTED IN. PLEASE THEN EMAIL NOMINATING COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN: LISA CONNOLLY.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE YOUR NAME TO BE LISTED ON THE SLATE PRESENTED AT THE APRIL 5TH MEETING, YOU MUST EMAIL LISA CONNOLLY NO LATER THAN APRIL 1, 2022. NOMINATIONS FROM THE FLOOR MAY BE MADE PROVIDED THE WRITTEN CONSENT OF THE NOMINEE HAS BEEN SECURED AND THE CHAIR OF THE NOMINATING COMMITTEE HAS RECEIVED NOTICE AT LEAST TWO BUSINESS DAYS PRIOR TO THE ELECTION MEETING OF THE CANDIDATE’S INTENTION TO RUN (THIS WOULD BE WEDNESDAY MAY 4TH BY 8 PM) . (SECTION 3, LETTER (F) SOMS UNIT BYLAWS).
LISA CONNOLLY CAN BE REACHED AT LISACONNOLLY79@GMAIL.COM PLEASE CONTINUE TO SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE FOR MORE INFO.

SOMS PTA EXECUTIVE BOARD POSITIONS

(Click each role to see a description of duties)

PRESIDENT

VICE PRESIDENT

TREASURER

SECRETARY

**A CO-PRESIDENT AND OR SECOND VP MAY BE ADDED AT THE REQUEST OF THE PRESIDENT

PTA PROCEDURES GUIDE

SOMS PTA BYLAWS

REMAINING SOMS PTA MEETINGS

MARCH 17THAPRIL 5THMAY 9TH
7:30 PM
GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
OVERVIEW OF SOMS
REMAINING EVENTS FOR YEAR.

NOMINATING COMMITTEE SELECTION

7:00 PM
(NEW TIME!!)


ANNUAL JOINT ASSEMBLY WITH
SOCES PTA. SLATE OF CANDIDATES FOR BOTH ORGANIZATIONS TO
BE ANNOUNCED.



7:30 PM

ANNUAL SOMS PTA EXECUTIVE BOARD ELECTIONS
AND PTA BUDGET
APPROVAL.
FINAL MEETING
All meetings are held at the SOMS L: library.

Nominating Committee FAQ’s

If you are a member of the Nominating Committee or have general questions pertaining to election procedures this guide is a great resource!

PTA Board Resource Guide

This guide breaks down all the PTA board positions available to join or continue. (Both Executive and Committee roles). If you are interested in representing any of the listed committees, please contact the president of SOMS PTA.

Nominating Committee Checklist

A helpful checklist for the Nominating Committee to help ensure all necessary components are complete.